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A Little Rain, Here Come the Mushrooms

A Little Rain, Here Come the Mushrooms

Thursday, January 6, 2022, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

A First Dive into the World of Fungi

Fungi are a mega-diverse group of organisms, not only in terms of species but in their range of appearances, size, and ecological roles. We’ll take a first plunge into the realm of fungi, and after getting our bearings about the basic structure and biology, we’ll ponder some of their complexities and end up even deeper among their mysteries…..

Attendees are welcome to bring their own snacks and beverage. Masks will be required of all class attendees.This class would be the perfect holiday gift for that special someone! Students receive a $5 discount. Please enter code STUDENT in the discount code field and be prepared to show student ID at class start.


This class will be held via Zoom. The link will be sent to registered attendees.  ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED.


$25 Member (use code IRIS) / $30 Non-member / $25 Student (use code STUDENT)


Instructor Bio

Christian Schwarz is a naturalist based in California. He teaches Natural History of Fungi and co-authored ‘Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast’. Fungi satisfy his curiosity with their seemingly endless forms—from grotesque to bizarre to the sublime. Besides dabbling in mushroom taxonomy, he loves fish, plants, moths and dragonflies. He is passionate about community science, especially iNaturalist. He is a Research Associate at the Norris Center for Natural History at UCSC as well as the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden.